Giants quarterback Kyle Lauletta attempts a pass against the Redskins on Dec. 9, 2018, at FedEx Field in Washington.

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Report: Giants QB Lauletta Pleads Guilty On Charges Related To October Arrest

January 15, 2019 - 12:26 pm
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By WFAN.com

Giants backup quarterback Kyle Lauletta pleaded guilty Tuesday to three charges related to his arrest in October when he was accused of nearly striking a Weehawken, New Jersey, police office with his car while rushing to practice, NJ.com reported.

Appearing in Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City, Lauletta, 23, admitted to a disorderly-persons offense and two traffic violations.

Under questioning from his own attorney, Lauletta admitted to obstructing a government function by refusing to roll down his window and step out of his vehicle when ordered by an officer to do so. He also pleaded guilty to disregarding the order of a police officer who told him to pull over that day and for making an improper turn the previous day, according to NJ.com.

Under the plea deal, the charges will be dismissed if Lauletta stays out of trouble for one year, the report said.

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The arrest came at a time when the Giants were 1-7 and many fans were calling for quarterback Eli Manning to be benched for Lauletta, a rookie out of Richmond.

Police said the incident happened around 8 a.m. on Oct. 30 near the Pleasant Avenue approach to Route 495. Lauletta was seen driving his 2017 Jaguar in a "dangerous manner in heavy traffic" and was directed by an officer to continue in his marked lane, but Lauletta made an illegal turn anyway toward Route 495 and almost hit the cop, police said.

Lauletta was then stopped by another officer and ignored orders to show his driver's license and exit the vehicle, according to police.

Playing in just two games this past season, Lauletta was 0-of-5 passing with an interception.